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‘Connected’ prodco Envision hires HBO Europe alum for development

Former HBO Europe creative exec Gabor Krigler has joined UK-based Envision Entertainment to work across scripted development. Krigler, who set up Budapest-based indie Joyrider following almost a decade with HBO Europe, will be responsible for expanding Envision’s global slate of scripted projects, including several aimed at buyers in central and eastern Europe. Envision will also […]

Banijay creates scripted roles for HBO Europe & Gaumont UK alums

Banijay has created two new scripted roles, with HBO Europe alum Steve Matthews joining its central team and Gaumont UK’s Myar Craig-Brown going to its new label Double Dutch. Matthews will join the central scripted department on 1 February in the newly created role of content partnerships executive, reporting to recently appointed global head of […]

HBO Europe alums launch Bucharest-based EastWest Prods

Former HBO Europe execs Wayne Henry and Alina David have launched a new Romanian-based production outfit. EastWest aims to serve the growing need for production services in eastern Europe and will also develop local talent in drama production. David has more than two decades production experience gained initially at Bucharest-based Castel Films. She then […]

English-language drama replaced by local originals as demand ramps up

English-language drama is increasingly being replaced by local-language scripted series as demand for domestic content soars, according to a panel here at NEM Dubrovnik. The growing importance of scripted originals was outlined in successive sessions, with RTL Hungary’s deputy CEO & director of programming Peter Kolosi outlining how his company is now looking to produce […]

HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Sales round-up: Drive strikes Asia deals; HBO Europe visits ‘Hollywood On Set’

Drive strikes Asia deals Broadcasters across Asia have acquired more than 35 hours of factual content following deals with UK-based distributor Drive. ViuTVsix in Hong Kong has picked up a total of six titles, including Auschwitz Untold: In Colour, produced by Fulwell73 for Channel 4 and History Channel USA; The Spy Who Stole The Atom Bomb from Oxford Digital Media; Building Star Trek […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Europe orders Hungarian spy drama ‘The Informant’

WarnerMedia’s HBO Europe has greenlit an eight-part drama set in Hungary that follows a university student who is also a government spy. The Informant (8 x 40 minutes) is being shot in Budapest and has been written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The story follows 20-year-old student and […]

France’s Canal+ snags rights for HBO Europe’s Spanish drama ‘Patria’

French pay TV operator Canal+ has snagged rights to HBO Europe’s Spanish drama Patria. The drama tells a story over three decades of the Spanish Basque Country through the eyes of two families divided by violence and political struggle. The series, which has been created and written by Aitor Gabilondo, is based on the bestselling […]

HBO Europe hires Pinewood, SVT alum Christian Wikander to lead in Nordics

HBO Europe has appointed former SVT drama exec Christian Wikander to oversee all development and production in the Nordics. Wikander, who was most recently MD of Twelve Town (fka as Pinewood Television), becomes commissioning editor & VP of original programming for HBO Nordic, with a remit across all development and production from the region. He […]

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